Roundtable discussion on: Islamism and Democracy: Lessons from Turkey

Feb 17, 2014 - Discourses
Date: Monday, 17 February 2014
Venue: Conference Room, Faculty of Law, University of Malaya

Since Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party took power more than ten years ago, there have been significant transformative changes. However there are also growing concerns over the pervasiveness of political Islamists that have been construed as the immediate winner with the change in government.

While democracy is rapidly being consolidated there are reasons to believe that illiberal democracy might emerge. With the recent events of the Taksim Square, Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party have shown themselves to be effective in suppressing voices of dissent. In Turkey, opposition is now becoming dangerous.

Video parts

Part 1: Mustafa Akyol - Writer & Journalist

Part 2: Q&A